A New Blogathon Celebrating 80 Years of Dolores Hart!

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Hello everybody! It’s been some time now since I’ve been considering hosting a blogathon honouring Dolores Hart. Those who have been following my blog since the beginning know it’s not the first time I talk about her. Dolores Hart’s story is a unique one in the Hollywood history. After an uncredited role in Forever Amber (Otto Preminger, 1947) she truly started her career as an actress in 1957 with Loving You (Hal Kanter, 1957) alongside Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, and Wendell Corey.  But, in 1963, she quitted the acting life to become a Roman Catholic nun at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut. The years passed by and she eventually became Mother Dolores Hart. In 2013, her autobiography The Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey From Hollywood to Holy Vows, co-written with Richard DeNeut, was published.

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Dolores Hart’s life certainly is a fascinating one. Even if her career as an actress only last a few years, she had the chance to develop her talent and she was a brilliant actress. Dolores Hart deserves more recognition and, as she’s very special to me, I absolutely wanted to host a blogathon in honour of her 80th birthday next October!

So, I invite you to join ‘From the Stars to a Star: Celebrating Dolores Hart’. I know the word “blogathon” is not mentioned in the title but, otherwise, I think it would have been too long! Anyway, you understand that it’s one!

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This blogathon is for everybody. If you are not too familiar with Dolores Hart, I think this could be the perfect occasion for you to discover her. Because she’s truly one of a kind!

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If you wish to participate, please take the time to read these simple rules:

1- Choose a subject by commenting on this article or by sending me an email at virginie.pronovost@gmail.com, or via The Wonderful World of Cinema Facebook page. Please include the name of your blog + the URL.

  • Subjects can be anything related to Dolores Hart Everything from her acting career to her religious life.
  • Good news: I allow duplicates! Well, the main reason is that she didn’t star in many movies (ten) and I want as many participants as possible. There are other subjects of course, but I thought it would be stupid to impose a no duplicates rule. But try not to write ALL about the same subject!
  • Can I write more than one entry? Yes, but I will allow a maximum of two entries/person.
  • Can I participate even if I don’t have a blog? Sure little frog! Just send me your article at my email address and it will be published on this blog as a guest post.

2- Once your subject has been confirmed by me (who else?), please help me spread the word about this unique event by sharing it on social media and decorating your own blog with one of these banners:

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3- The event will start on October 18, 2018, and will end on October 20, 2018 on Dolores Hart’s 80th birthday. On the 18, I will publish a new post where you will be able to submit your entry (comments section).

4- More…

  • If for some weird reason you don’t like Dolores Hart (!), this blogathon is not for you. Every article that seems disrespectful towards her won’t be included in the blogathon.
  • If you want to participate, subscribe! Don’t write an article on Dolores Hart and then assume I will include it in the roster if you haven’t subscribed first. I do accept last-minute subscriptions, but subscribe!
  • Please, mention my blog and the event in your article and also share the link to the other entries. Make sure to share the one I’ll post on the 18th, not this one.

5- If you have any question, don’t hesitate to ask!

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Here is the roster!

The Wonderful World of CinemaPersonal Tribute

Realweegiemidget Reviews Loving You (1957)

Caftan WomanThe Mountain of the Sun (The Virginian episode, 1963)

Whimsically Classic Where the Boys Are (1960)

Crítica Retrô King Creole (1958)

The Stop ButtonLonelyhearts (1958)

Musings of a Classic Film AddictCome Fly With Me (1963)

In the Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodKing Creole (1958)

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October 18 seems far, but time flies…with me! I’m very impatient for us to honour the great Mother Dolores!

See you!

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With Elvis Presley in Loving You

 

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Back on Track + Announcing The 4th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon!

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After publishing my essay on Spellbound earlier today, I’m back with more Ingrid Bergman stuff as I decided to announce the 4th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon! Hey, I finished 2 hours earlier at work, so why not taking the occasion to do so! 🙂 I must admit I hesitated before hosting this blogathon again because I seem to have less and less participants each year, but I must admit I miss hosting blogathons and Ingrid Bergman is too extraordinary not to be celebrated annually! 🙂 Plus, I might not be able to host it in 2019. So here we (me and Ingrid) are again!

So, from August 27 to 29, 2018, the Swedish goddess will once again be venerated!

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The 4th Wonderful Ingrid Bergman Blogathon has for objective to remember Ingrid on her 103rd birthday but also her 36th death anniversary. It is created for fans to share their love and admiration toward this marvelous actress and share with us some a collection of always worth reading articles!

If you wish to participate in this most amazing event, please read the following steps and rules:

1- Choose a subject by commenting on this article or sending me an email at virginie.pronovost@gmail.com, or via The Wonderful World of Cinema Facebook Page. Please indicate the name of your blog + the URL.

  • It can be anything related to Ingrid Bergman. An essay about one of her films, her life, actors she collaborated with, or even her children such as actress and model Isabella Rossellini!
  • No duplicate. As there is a multitude of subjects to discuss in connection with Ingrid Bergman, I’ll ask you not to choose one that has already been claimed (except if it’s something very vague like a personal tribute).
  • Can I write more than one entry? Yes, but I will allow a maximum of two entries/person.
  • Can I participate if I don’t have a blog? Sure! Just mail me your article at virginie.pronovost@gmail.com and I will add it to my blog as a guest post!
  • Note: All articles must be new material.

2- Once your subject has been approved, please help me spread the world by sharing one of these banners on your blog! This year concept: on the set photos of Ingrid Bergman with a mirror effect! You can also help me promote the blogathon on various social medias (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google +, etc.)

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3- The event will take place from August 27 to August 29, 2018. When it will begins on the 27, I will update a new post where you’ll be able to submit your entries in the comments section.

4- A few requests:

  • If you don’t like Ingrid Bergman, this blogathon might not be for you. This is an event to celebrate her. Plus, any articles that seem disrespectful toward Ingrid Bergman or that shows that you clearly don’t like her won’t be included in this blogathon.
  • If you want to participate, please subscribe! I know it sounds stupid, but don’t write an article on Ingrid Bergman and then assume I will include it to the blogathon if you haven’t subscribe first. I do accept last minute subscription, but subcsribe!
  • Please, mention my blog and the event in your article and also share the link to the other entries. Make sure to share the one I’ll post on the 27th, not this one. Blogathons are like big get-together!

5- If you have any question, don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂

To help you, here are the subjects that have already been claimed:

  • Stromboli
  • Casablanca
  • Indiscreet
  • Anastasia
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Notorious
  • Cactus Flower
  • Ingrid Bergman as a feminist icon
  • Spellbound
  • Ingrid Bergman : In Her Own Words
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • A Woman’s Face
  • Ingrid Bergman: Remembered
  • Murder On the Orient Express

Here are the participants and their subjects

Cinematic ScribblingsStromboli (1950)

Taking Up RoomCasablanca (1942)

Realweegiemidget ReviewsIndiscreet (1958)

Maddy Loves Her Classic FilmsAnastasia (1956)

The Stop ButtonAutumn Sonata (1978)

Thoughts All SortsNotorious (1946)

The Midnite Drive-InCactus Flower (1958)

Three Enchanting Ladies – Ingrid Bergman: Power and Feminism

A Shroud of ThoughtsSpellbound (1945)

Crítica RetrôIngrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)

The Hitless Wonder Movie BlogFor Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Musings of a Classic Film AddictA Woman’s Face (1938)

The Story Enthusiast– Ingrid Bergman: Remembered (1996)

In the Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodMurder On the Orient Express (1974)

 

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So, I can’t wait to be back in August for this big celebration!

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Many Thanks to All the Participants of the 3rd Golden Boy Blogathon!

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This annual event is already over (boooo) and, as always, it has been a real treat to read all your entries honouring the wonderful actor that William Holden was! I shared them all individually on this Facebook group dedicated to the Golden Boy and the Holdeners enjoyed them very much!

I also have to thanks, once again, my precious co-hosts, Michaela and Emily (Millennials crew!!) who kindly accepted to help me host the blogathon this year. I don’t think it would have been possible otherwise!

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If you missed some of the entries (because being shared on 3 different blogs, it could happen), here they are all, one more time. I invite you to read as many as possible because they are all worthy.

Anybody Got A Match?William Holden and Audrey Hepburn

Caftan Woman The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Cinema CitiesWilliam Holden’s Oscar Nominated Performances

Coffee, Classics,  & CrazinessWilliam Holden as Major Kendall in The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Crítica Retrô – William Holden’s Guide to a Picnic (1955)

DubsismSports Analogies Hidden in Classic Movies – Volume 12: Stalag 17

DubsismSports Analogies Hidden in Classic Movies – Volume 13 : Network

Four Star Films Picnic (1955)

Juliette Campbell (Guest at The Wonderful World of Cinema) – William Holden as Erik Erichon in The Counterfeit Traitor

LA ExplorerSpotlight on William Holden in The Fleet’s In

Love Letters to Old HollywoodThe Ramblings of a Scatterbrain on Born Yesterday (1950)

Mr. William HoldenBreezy

Musings of a Classic Film AddictMy Tribute to William Holden

Old Hollywood FilmsThe ‘La At Last’ Episode of I Love Lucy

Realweegiemidget ReviewsDamien: Omen II (1978)

Taking Up Room Unintended Consequences

The Flapper DameHolden 100 – Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

The Midnite Drive-InFighting the Good Fight

The Stop Button The Moon Is Blue (1953, Otto Preminger)

The Story EnthusiastDear Ruth (1947)

The Wonderful World of Cinema William Holden from A to Z

Thoughts All SortA Wild Bunch…

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Whimsically ClassicMiss Grant Takes Richmond (1949)

William Holden Centenary couldn’t have been more entertaining! I would like to say “see you next year” but I’m no 100% sure I’ll be in Montreal next April and able to host, so I’ll say: see you next time, for more Golden Holden festivities!

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